We are open 7 days a week, from 10am.
Closed Monday & Tuesday evening.
Open all day Sunday.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
Brunel’s serve brunch with a difference, 4,8,4 lunch, early bird evening & fine dining evening experience. The most amazing cocktails and fine wines and local craft beers & cider. An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Newcastle, County Down providing fresh, local, seasonal cuisine. "Good food from the heart." Originally opening in 2014, we are set to open our new 70-seater restaurant in central Newcastle with a brand new state-of-the-art kitchen due to the high customer demand as a result of our outstanding reputation for service and fine dining. Focusing on bold and creative gourmet dishes, Brunel’s will use only the freshest in regionally sourced ingredients to create dishes that will both challenge and inspire, showcasing seasonal local fayre at it’s very best. It will be our mission to deliver exceptional quality, reasonably priced dishes, served in a relaxed environment by professional but friendly staff.
This visit was my 7th trip to Brunel’s this year & the 4th time I introduced a new set of visiting friends to the joy of eating, drinking & being in Brunel’s. It’s streets ahead of any other restaurant in Newcastle (& perhaps even wider County Down). The current Christmas menu options are unbelievably good. The Christmas cocktails are just perfect, I had Santa’s Hip Flask this time which is a fabulously festive concoction of brandy, rum & clove - very much Christmas in a glass. I’ve opted for the turkey & ham dinner twice now & I fear I might have to cook something else at home come Christmas Day as there’s no way I’ll be able to recreate what Brunel’s presented. I’m not sure many people are fans of turkey but if they try Brunel’s take on it, they will be. An amazingly succulent cut surrounded on the plate by a divine array of complementary flavours. The service & ambience are every bit as excellent as the food & drink, perfectly pitched, convivial & enhancing the experience. Even the plates are worthy of praise! I’m so glad to have Brunel’s in my doorstep & always proud to show it off to my friends. If you have any chance to squeeze in lunch or dinner before Xmas then do it.
Only issue I had arrived and introduced myself as I paid the deposit Xmas menu and still I was ignored handed a menu didn't check who I was, so had to address the issue myself, that is not good business. As the customer is always right.
Fantastic experience can’t wait to return!
We had a most enjoyable evening at Brunel’s Food, drinks, service and atmosphere fantastic Looking forward to a return visit 😀😀
We went for brunch for my boyfriend's birthday and couldn't have been happier! Our server was so welcoming, friendly and polite, I'm so sorry I don't remember her name but she was working on Friday 7th December around 1pm and had gingery hair clipped back. The staff then sang happy birthday and we got a complimentary desset which we are so grateful for. We went to Brunel's last year for his birthday meal and are keen to keep up this tradition as every time we come we are blown away by the hight standards of food and service. Thank you so much for another amazing experience.
Food was very good and service very friendly.
The food was incredible, generously portioned and hot. The staff are friendly, warm and fun. This is a great restaurant !!!
Brunel was excellent. We were a party of almost forty people and the service was superb. Thank you
We had a very enjoyable evening. The service was first class and the food was excellent. The combination of flavours for every course was mouth watering. We enjoyed every bite and will definitely return.
Absobloodylutely Marvelous. Thank you and Regards. I need a recipe for the soup of the day :)
We have eaten in Brunels on a number of occasions, and as before, enjoyed every aspect of our visit.
Lovely food and friendly service
We had Sunday lunch yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous. Really tasty food, well presented and fantastic flavours. The service was excellent too, such friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely be back!!! Superb 👍🏻
Fantastic meal out! We had the brunch and went with our 2 young kids. The staff couldn’t have been nicer and were so attentive to the kids! We will definitely be going back! We can’t believe it took us so long to try it.
The meal I had was the best meal I've had this year. The quality of the ingredients and the range of seasonal options was great. Lovely atmosphere and ambience.
Fabulous food , relaxed and ambient setting, great Sunday lunch!
We had a fantastic evening. Most likely the best meal we’ve eaten out.the steak was absolutely mouthwatering. Service was very good, all the ladies were so friendly. Great selection of drinks on offer also. Really top class. Loved it.
Food and service were outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
Thank you for a fantastic meal. I love the seasonal menu and there was not a single thing I ordered that I didn’t like. The staff were attentive and friendly all evening. Many thanks!
First class venue . Food beautiful and presentation excellent! Can’t wait to go back .
Absolutely delighted with another visit to Brunels. The kitchen staff actually look like they are loving their job and I love it!! Fantastic flavours fused together with great culinary skills. This place is a beaut. Thank you to Paul and the team for another night of great foodie delight.
Lived up to our expectations and we had a lovely wedding anniversary meal... The staff and food were excellent and we plan to book again soon.
We found the food to be very average in terms of quality but highly overpriced. If you claim to be ‘fine dining’ then do that wholeheartedly. Paper napkins a no-no. Buy some linen ones! Include a side with your mains. If your portions are small then reflect that in your price. Limited range of mediocre desserts at £6 a pop, Alain overpriced. We ended up buying reasonably priced dessert.
Booking online was easy. We were there for lunch.Food was delicious, staff very friendly, helpful and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed. We will be back.
Fab as always, service is first class and you are always made to feel like you are friends,with the banter and chat...love it 💕